How can you find peace when your head is full of voices
and your heart heavy with angst?
– “Challenge yourself, and believe!” –
Maybe it is time to change things up! It is Easter …. so in the spirit of rebirth why not commit to saying just one prayer? If I told you it had the power to quell the voices in your head and smooth the angst in your heart …. would you read it everyday? It’s just the words of a beautiful soul… a 13th century monk called Francis…
“Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.”
Reading his words, it is evident that St Francis of Assisi made choices to fully embrace his soul and live true to self. Very few, if any of us, will have the conviction to live a saintly life, yet perhaps there are some aspects of his behaviour that could help bring peace to our own lives.
He had a second verse that he would also say. Simple words really. But words that speak to action and how to approach life in order to live with peace in our heart –
“O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
To be understood, as to understand; To be loved, as to love; For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned; And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.”
If we were to premise our actions and choices on sowing love, giving pardon, restoring faith, offering hope, shedding light and embracing joy, then perhaps our soul and our ego could operate in peaceful harmony. Perhaps if we focused less on trying to achieve world peace, and more on living with inner peace, we could incrementally reduce the angst, fear, and hatred that permeate our world.
Peace is the feeling that we have when the noise in our heads is quiet, our hearts beat gently, our souls are guilt-free, and our bodies at ease. Peace comes when we live true to self and in harmony with others.
Believe! Accept. Breathe. Embrace your voice – live your truth – be at peace.
Liberating Self – A Soul’s Journey, explores the path of liberating self to choose to live our dreams and the wonderment that can occur when the soul’s courage is embraced.
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Thanks for being curious to connect and be inspired.
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